Associate or Regular Membership
We have two types of membership: ‘regular’ and ‘associate’.
Associate membership will provide you (a) access to the Qi trademark license, (b) early access to draft versions of the specification, (c) the opportunity to influence the development of the specification by commenting on these draft specs, and (d) the possibility to participate in interoperability testing with product prototypes. The annual membership fee for associate members is US$ 15,000.-.
Drafts of a new specification (e.g. the medium power specification) are made available to associate members when the specification is complete and before interoperability testing of prototype products begins. The final draft of a specification is made available at least 4 weeks before the specification is formally approved. Editorial changes are allowed within the 4 week period, but new functionality will not be added after a final draft is made available to all members.
Revisions of existing specifications (e.g. the low power specification) are administrated in a change management system, Redmine. This change management system contain all issues reported about the specification, change proposals, and agreed solutions. Associate members have access to the change management system, can see all reported issues, and their solutions. These solutions are periodically implemented in a revision of the specification that is published on the website.
Regular members are expected to make significantly higher investments of their own resources in terms of travel, participation in meetings, and in participation in prototyping and interoperability testing. The annual membership fee for regular members is US$ 20,000.-.
The consortium charter sets a maximum to the number of regular members.This maximum is currently set at 22, divided into profiles that each have their own maximum. See criteria for joining as regular member.